University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

GEOLOGY 3022 - Geophysics IIIA: Potential Fields and Geothermics

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 4210
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 6 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: MATHS 1013 or SACE Stage 2 Specialist Maths or equivalent, GEOLOGY 2515 or (PHYSICS 1100 & PHYSICS 1200) or (PHYSICS 1101 & PHYSICS 1201)
Assumed Knowledge: GEOLOGY 1100 or GEOLOGY 1300
Incompatible: GEOLOGY 3008
Assessment: Problem sets, practical reports and unit tests

Geophysicists are employed in a wide range of industries, including petroleum and mineral exploration, groundwater, contaminants and salinity evaluation, state and government geological surveys, defence science and academic research. This course investigates potential field-based geophysical techniques and diffusive heat flow, covering topics in gravity, magnetics, and steady-state and transient geothermics. We start with the underlying mathematical basis and examine applications at global, exploration and environmental scales. The course also involves methods of geophysical data analysis, modelling, visualisation and interpretation through a series of computer laboratories. The course is aimed at students from a range of numerate scientific backgrounds including geoscience, physics, engineering, mathematics and computer sciences.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
4210 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10989 LE01 30 12 1 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 10am - 12pm  
1 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 3pm - 4pm  
26 Apr - 7 Jun Tuesday 10am - 12pm  
26 Apr - 7 Jun Tuesday 3pm - 4pm  
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10990 PR01 30 12 1 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 12pm - 3pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
1 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 12pm - 3pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite
26 Apr - 7 Jun Tuesday 12pm - 3pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
26 Apr - 7 Jun Tuesday 12pm - 3pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite